Baby and Toddler Playgroups and Activities Stratford-upon-Avon

Wednesday 0-4yrs

Stratford and the surrounding areas are a fantastic place to bring up children and there is plenty going on for both pre-schoolers and over 4’s.

Please contact the organisers directly if you would like to find out further information or to confirm class times or costs.

If you know of any other classes or groups which are not already listed, then please contact us here. Basic listings are free.  If you wish to have an enhanced listing – with a backlink to your website, logo or graphic, full description and social media links – the cost is only £19+VAT/month.  For other advertising opportunities click here.

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**New!! Baby Loves Spanish every Wednesday afternoon**

Our Baby Loves Spanish classes are gentle sensory, music & development classes for babies which encourage relaxation and bonding between parent and baby. We introduce newborn babies to Spanish using gentle songs and movements that take inspiration from baby yoga, baby massage and baby reflexology. These movements help babies stretch, release trapped wind and find relief from teething and colic. All activities offer a gentle way to stimulate the development of fine and gross motor skills in young babies. Sessions are suitable for babies from 3 weeks.
About BilinguaSing
At BilinguaSing classes we sing well known nursery rhymes and popular childrens’ songs in English and also in French or Spanish. So you don’t need to know any languages to join us, but I guarantee that you will be singing along in no time!

Our songs are accompanied by a range of instruments, puppets, sensory play, bubbles, dancing & elements of baby massage and yoga for the babies. So we have a lot of fun playing while we also learn a new language together.

Research has proven that exposing babies and young children to the sounds of foreign languages as early on in life as possible actually pre-programmes / re-wires their brain to be more able to learn and speak languages fluently in later life. Amazing!

Classes run in Stratford upon Avon, Leamington Spa, Rugby & Coventry.

First class FREE so book your trial session today!

BilinguaSingWednesdays: family session for age 0-4yrs 2pm to 2:45pm & Baby class 3pm to 3.45pm

at Stratford Garden Centre, Campden Road, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 8LW

Thursdays: 10am to 10:45am crawlers to walkers
at Stratford Garden Centre, Campden Road, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 8LW

Tel: 07891 176975


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Monkey Music

Monkey MusicWeekly music classes running throughout the county. Over the past 15 years we have nurtured 100’s of little people in our award winning music groups.  All our teachers are musicians and performers!  *SPECIAL OFFER membership for only £1 instead of £18 please quote “MUMBLER”*

Rock n Roll – babies from 3 months
Heigh Ho – toddlers from 12 months
Jiggety Jig – children from 2 & 3 years
Ding Dong – pre-schoolers 3 & 4 years

Vibrant classes with 30 minutes of structured music using a significant degree of originally composed music as well as familiar nursery rhymes. The music arranged to suit the development needs of the children in the different aged classes.  Wonderful music kit of instruments sufficient for every child, things to bang, scratch, shake and jingle.  A class that is FUN for both parent/carer and child

Mondays at The Malt House, The Rookery, Alveston, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 7QP and The Octagon, St Mary Magdalene’s Church, Vicarage Road, Lillington, Leamington Spa CV32 7RH

Tuesdays at Wellesbourne Sport and Community Gym, Loxley Close, Wellesbourne CV35 9RU and Warwick Gates Community Centre, Cressida Close, Warwick CV34 6DZ

Wednesdays at Rosebird Community Hall, 110 Shipston Road, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 7LR and Studley Garden Centre, Henley Road, Mappleborough Green, Studley B80 7DR

Thursdays at The Malt House, The Rookery, Alveston, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 7QP and Kenilworth Youth Centre, Abbey End Car Park, Abbey End, Kenilworth CV8 1QJ

Fridays at Chase Meadow, Warwick CV34 6BT

Tel: 01789 720289 or 07771641712



Alcester Library

Rhyme Time session with songs and rhymes for 0-2 year olds and parents and carers

When: Wednesdays 10:30am to 11am

Where: Globe House, Priory Road, Alcester, B49 5DZ


Baby Sensory

Baby Sensory is a baby development class designed for babies from birth-13 months. We have instruments, baby signing, massage and exercise, sleep techniques, social playtime, action rhymes and songs.  Birthday parties also available.

When: Wednesdays 10:15am to 11:15am; 11:30am to 12:30pm

Where: Stratford Town Football Club, DCS Stadium Knights Lane, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 7BZ

Tel: Gemma 07989 502712

Broom Swim School

Indoor, bespoke, ASA registered swim school based in the private gardens of The Grange in the village of Broom

– 9:00am-10:00pm Monday to Friday, and 9.00am-6pm Saturday (closed Sundays).

– Structured adult participation sessions to introduce young children to water.
– Classes run in the mornings on Monday to Friday dependent on age group.

– Aimed at 3 and 4 year olds.
– The year before a child starts full time school is a fantastic opportunity to teach swimming and basic water safety skills.

Where: The Grange, Mill Lane, Broom, Alcester, B50 4HS

Tel: 01789 772249

Children’s Centre Playgroups

ChildrensCentreThe Children’s Centres hold various playgroups throughout the week, including baby play, baby massage, toddler chatter and music & movement.

For example, meet & play Mondays 10am to 11:30am at Stratford Children’s Centre on Drayton Avenue.

Click here for more information and the latest timetable

Cinema Kids Club

From recent blockbusters to classic favourites, family-friendly world cinema and exclusive events, Kids’ Club at SuA Picturehouse is a great way to treat your family to a special outing without breaking the bank.  Toddler Time and Kids Club continue through school holidays too.

Tuesdays: 11am “Toddler Time” film screening exclusively for preschool children and their parents or carers

Wednesdays: 11am “Big Scream” film screening exclusively for parents and guardians with babies under one year old. Enjoy the latest releases from our regular programme accompanied by baby in a safe and comfortable environment.

Saturdays: 11:15am “Kids Club” film screening exclusively for children and their parents or carers.  Unaccompanied adults are not admitted.

Where: Stratford-upon-Avon Picturehouse, Windsor Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6NL

Tel: 0871 902 5741

Croft House Pool Swimming

Private swimming pool located just outside of Stratford-upon-Avon. Heated to 32.6°C. The pool is 10m x 5.5m with a depth 1m which gradually deepens to 2m. Host to Swim Schools; Flippers, Water Babies, Turtle Tots, Puddle Ducks, Aqua Beans. Lessons available for all ages from babies to adults.

Aqua fit, Aqua Natal classes and Private Pool Hire sessions are also available.

Where: Croft House Pool, Banbury Road, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 7NF

Tel: 01789 295885 or 07791 554013

Dandy Development

Dandy Development is the award winning new baby and toddler development class that combines baby sign, music and sensory fun. Join in the fun with DandyLion to develop language and communication skills, listening skills, social and emotional skills, confidence and co-ordination and to stimulate the senses and imagination.

Dandy is split into two stages so that learning can be tailored specifically to developmental mile stones and needs. The classes are of a similar structure so that children know to expect fun but are different enough so that every lesson is a new and exciting learning experience. Each class teaches parents/carers simple signs and one skill or technique to encourage language and communication development. Supporting information is provided after each class to consolidate what has been learnt.

When: Classes every day of the week

Where: Leamington Spa

Tel: 07890 241 301


Featherbed Stables

Children’s lessons, kids club and pony parties.  Lessons include: weekday tots rides and Sunday morning tots and beginners sessions.

Where: Featherbed Lane, Wilmcote, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 9UN

Tel: 07974 374854

JNB Gymnastics Academy

Sessions for toddlers, juniors, 11+ and beyond.

The MUM & ME preschool sessions run 7 days per week, 50 weeks per year (closed during the two weeks over Christmas and all bank holidays).

Where: Unit 5 Featherbed Lane, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 0ER

Tel: 07776 373471

Jump In

Exhilarating trampoline experiences for fun-loving people of all ages, as well as kids parties.

Toddler Time sessions are on Mondays to Fridays 10am to 12pm

Where: Jump In Trampoline Arena, Hermes Close, Warwick, CV34 6NW


Kate’s Storytree

*Recommended by Mumbler!  Read our review here

Join Kate for storytime followed by time to play and create your own stories using props and art materials.

Wednesdays 9:30am to 10:30am

Where: Boston Tea Party (upstairs), Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6QW

Cost is £5 per adult with child and a free coffee with any other food purchase. Babies under 1 go free. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Let’s Go Explore!

Heuristic play uses children’s natural curiosity, to enhance cognitive development and problem solving skills in a creative and sensory play environment.  The cost of the session is £6 per child, per week, including refreshments.

When: Wednesdays 9:45am to 11:15am during term time for ages 6 months to 3 years of age

Where: The Croft Preparatory School, Alveston Hill, Loxley Road, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 7RL

Tel: Sharon Harrison on 01789 203833


Mum and Me Fitness

Mums work out whilst little ones play in the play – come join us and see for yourselves that fitness is fun.

When: 10:45am on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

Where: Chase Meadow Community Centre, Narrow Hall Meadow, Warwick CV34 6BT

Tel: 07874010310

SPECIAL OFFER: First session is FREE

Playbox Theatre

Our weekly workshops offer a variety of creative and imaginative ways for younger children to engage with theatre; developing confidence, imagination, physical awareness and motor skills.

Stratford ArtsHouse, Rother Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6LU

Early Stagers      3-4 years             Thursday at 1.30pm

Apple Club          5-7 years             Thursday at 4.30pm

Apple Club          5-7 years             Saturday at 9.30am

The Dream Factory, Stratford Road, Warwick, CV34 6LE

Early Stagers      3-4 years             Wednesday at 1.45pm

Early Stagers      3-4 years             Thursday at 1.30pm

Circus Club          3-4 years            Tuesday at 3.45pm (45 mins)

Dinky Designers 3-4 years            Thursday at 11.15am

Magic Carpet     2+ years               Thursday at 12.30pm

Magic Carpet     2+ years               Friday at 12.30pm

*Our Magic Carpet takes flight at 12:30pm every Thursday and Friday in term-time! Stories, songs, craft and a delicious lunchbox with the Playbox Team…no need to book in advance. Everyone welcome!

Tel: 01926 419555

Sing and Sign

**Booking now for April 2018**

Help your baby to communicate BEFORE speech with our award winning MUSIC programme which combines action songs and nursery rhymes with gestures derived from sign language.

Suitable from 6 months old.

Tuesdays from 9:45am at Stratford Methodist Church Hall, Old Town, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6BG 

Wednesdays at 1:45pm and 3pm at Wellesbourne Methodist Church, Bridge Street, Wellesbourne, Warwick CV35 9LR

Tel: Jude Meaney 07907 351645

Story Time at Waterstones

A free story reading session for pre-school children.  Booking not required.

When: Wednesdays 11am to 11:30am

Where: Waterstones, 8 High Street, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6AU


Swimplicity is a brand new swim school with Teacher Nin (short for Janine!) who has 12 years’ experience, specialising in teaching babies and toddlers from only 8 weeks old.  We regularly hear from amazed parents, “I can’t believe my baby can swim so young!”

We have a lovely warm and clean pool at St Greg’s, with exclusive use during our sessions.  The water is only waist height, so it’s perfect for baby and toddler swimming lessons and for parents or carers who are less confident in the water.

Class sizes are kept small so that you can get the attention your little one deserves…. and most of all have fun together! Our classes are great value at £10.50 per session – ring now to book a FREE trial

When: 9:30am to 12noon every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday

Where: Swimplicity, St Gregory’s Catholic Primary School, Avenue Road, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6UZ

Tel: 07539034267

Tots Tune Time

**STARTS 28th FEBRUARY 2018**

A preschool dance class that includes singing, puppets and mime.  We will dance to your child’s favourite music while learning and having fun, using some of my original stories and songs.

When: Wednesdays 10am to 10:45am

Where: Stratford-upon-Avon Preparatory School, Church House, Old Town, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6BQ

Tel: Linda 07932 352 405

Turtle Tots

Our unique and fun Turtle Tots baby swimming classes and toddler swimming classes teach you to swim with your young child, whilst giving you a fantastic toning workout at the same time!

The Turtle Tots programme of swimming classes begins with aqua-natal yoga for mums-to-be, and continues once your baby is born with specialist and progressive swimming classes for babies and toddlers. The classes have also been written in conjunction with experienced personal trainers to promote fitness through pre-natal and post-natal pregnancy exercises.

Croft House Pool Monday 12-1.30 Wednesday 12.30-3 Thursday 12.30-3

Stratford Manor Hotel Monday 9-10.30 Wednesday 9-10.30

Chesford Grange Hotel (starting soon!) Tuesday 9-11 Thursday 9-11

Tel: 07473 160765

Wesley’s Baby and Toddler Group

Playing, singing, crafts and snacks. Come along and join us!  A fenced outdoor play area, with adventure equipment and shock absorbent rubber flooring is available, weather permitting.

When: Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:30am to 11:30am.

Where: Stratford Methodist Church, Old Town, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6BG